Comment: Aquinas has dominated the series against Cypress Bay, but it still presents an interesting matchup between two of Broward’s best-coached teams. Dillard takes on a Hallandale team that is always athletic in a game that could start to decide the District 15-6A title race.
Others to watch: Oct. 18: Blanche Ely at Boyd Anderson; Dillard at Hallandale; University School at Belle Glade Glades Central; Western at Cooper City; Taravella at Coral Springs; Oct. 19: Cardinal Gibbons vs. Jackson (Traz).
WEEK 9 — OCT. 25
Miramar vs. Cypress Bay
University School at Bradenton Manatee
Comment: Miramar and Cypress Bay meet in a game that many expect should once again decide the District 12-8A title. In recent years, it’s been the first of two meetings in what has become an entertaining rivalry game. University School will try to become one of the few teams to beat powerhouse Manatee in Bradenton.
Others to watch: Oct. 24: Everglades at Cooper City; Oct. 25: Blanche Ely at Cardinal Gibbons.
WEEK 10 — NOV. 2
St. Thomas vs. Plantation, PAL Field
Comment: St. Thomas survived a tough contest last regular season against Plantation to secure the District 15-7A championship and later routed the Colonels in the playoffs. Plantation wants payback and this game could decide the district once again.
Others to watch: Nov. 1: American Heritage at Cardinal Gibbons; Deerfield Beach at South Plantation.
WEEK 11 — NOV. 9
Central vs. University School, Traz Powell, 7 p.m.
Dillard vs. Blanche Ely
Comment: Central and University meet for the first time in a battle of defending state champions that could be gearing up for repeats at this point in the season. Dillard and Blanche Ely hope this year’s Broward Soul Bowl is a playoff tune-up for each.
Others to watch: Nov. 8: St. Thomas Aquinas at Deerfield Beach; South Plantation vs. Plantation (PAL); Boyd Anderson vs. Taravella (Coral Springs).
Nov. 4District tiebreakers (if necessary).
Nov. 15Regional quarterfinals (Classes 8A-5A); semifinals (4A-1A).
Nov. 22Regional semifinals (Classes 8A-5A); finals (4A-1A).
Nov. 29Regional finals (Classes 8A-5A); State semifinals (4A-1A).
Dec. 6-7State finals at Citrus Bowl in Orlando (Classes 4A-1A);
State semifinals (8A-5A).
Dec. 13-14State finals at Citrus Bowl in Orlando (Classes 8A-5A).